Friday, October 15, 2021


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Stellar Line-Up Confirmed For Music Festival

With just a few weeks to go until the ninth Airlie Beach Festival of Music, organisers are excited to announce a brand-new line up of big-name musicians and emerging local talent who will be performing at the best party venues in Airlie Beach across three epic days.

The Angels, John Schumann (Redgum) and Shane Howard (Goanna) with The Red Rockin’ Dirt Band, Troy Cassar-Daley, Russell Morris, Toni Childs, Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus), Alex Lloyd, Busby Marou, Rick Price and Butterfingers have all been confirmed.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music founder, Gavin Butlin (Butto), says that it was devastating to cancel last years’ event and that he is beyond thrilled to welcome the stellar line-up to the party in paradise this year.

“Like all events this year, we have had to adapt to travel restrictions with some of our originally programmed interstate artists unable to attend but we are all systems go and our new line-up includes some huge Aussie music legends, Queensland touring artists and talented locals,” he said.

The audience will also get the opportunity to discover and support the ‘next big thing’ with Passport to Airlie, Australia's largest live original music competition where finalists perform at the Festival and the winner scores a spot on the main stage in 2022.

“We need to support the next generation of internationally famous Australian acts so I invite everyone to check out the Festival’s incredible program and support live, original music at a grassroots level,” said Butto.

Music-lovers can ease into the three-day Festival with the traditional Beach Jam Session and Passport to Airlie finals featuring celebrity guest judges at Magnums on Thursday 4th November.

There is also a special after-party held at Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill on Monday 8th November.

Attendees are encouraged to make a holiday out of the festival by extending their stay for a few days so they can enjoy some of the many incredible tours and experiences on offer in the Whitsundays.

The Airlie Beach Festival of Music takes place at the big-top tent at the Whitsunday Sailing Club from 5-7 November.

Tickets are $300 for a weekend pass and can be purchased from

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